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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:59:20 PM on 22 July 2018.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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Cant say too much as yet as I am keeping it under my hat for the next two weeks. I have listened to some of the old techs and have done something that no one else has done yet ( it involves listening to your customers. ).
As at this moment I am selling my kits of yellow caps on ebay or privately for $18 plus $7.80 Postage ( thats 120 caps 10x each from .1 to .0047)

I will have a stock of 600 volt axials ( 10UF, 16UF and 24 UF ) for the grand price of $2.00 each. As I have said before I dont do kits in Electros as its a waste of time with these prices.

When my other new venture is in stock I will send photos and then prices.

Regards Carl.

ebay name is magandalalaine

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 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 7:21:05 PM on 22 July 2018.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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I also sell bags of 10 or 20 of each value for $2.00 0r $4.00 plus $2.00 postage . I try to be flexible.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:46:35 PM on 23 July 2018.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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I think that some of these kits sold by supermarkets are designed to get rid of odd values. If I get a big run of radios, as you have probably noted the order represented a re-stock of a few odd ones and a heavier restock of the ones that I get rid of by the bucket load.

I may be more ruthless than some as I mainly fix for others. But in the case of paper caps & some oil filled, like I have found in some Leader SG11's: If they leak they are finished. If its in a piece of test equipment, that's the last place you need them.

So with me kits are OK for someone starting out, but the way I work its inventory: Inventory has a cost.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:43:24 AM on 24 July 2018.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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That's correct Marcc.
That's why I order enough to take care of kits and individual orders as well.
I don't stock large numbers of the least used caps but put in a special order when they are wanted.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 4:26:34 PM on 24 July 2018.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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We have the same issue: Money tied up in inventory.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 6:45:38 PM on 27 July 2018.
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 Location: Maleny, QLD
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In my opinion capacitor values become important when used for higher frequency circuits, using a .033μF instead of a .022μF will not make a lot of difference to the tone of audio amplifier circuits. Of course there are always exceptions but I have found over numerous years that many radios have had coupling and bypass capacitors replaced with non original value capacitors yet they still perform rather well.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:42:34 PM on 27 July 2018.
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That can be so but there are plenty of radio's fixed by "servicemen" who were none too fussy as to how they got it going, so that it could be shuffled off & out the door. It must be my lucky week, every set I have touched has had introduced issues. One must be careful if the set has been Monkeyed with: It is amazing as to what they do.

"Cadet" on the bench is the latest. Two 470μF caps and a choke had been added & one of those caps is leaking. Cables were cut off? The back bias resistor & one 10 μF cap is missing. I normally find sets work really well, when parts are in spec. A leaking Wax paper cap can do damage and have.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 9:03:33 PM on 27 July 2018.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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Guys the first of the latest order has arrived. I have sent photos to Brad. If you want photos now just email me. You are in for a pleasant surprise .

Marcc you are correct. I always try to use the exact or closest values. Even though the specs are - + 20%.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 12:12:45 AM on 28 July 2018.
Marcc's avatar
 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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I have some resistors here (New) that are the old RMA value like 200K 1W. These were bought in Europe by a Radio Club member who travelled back & forth to Holland regularly. Apparently he was involved will some huge radio club over there.

As I fix 10% is my preferred limit, however, the really regular duds like 50K, 500K &100K are normally well past 30% out. Wax paper caps just make resistors of random value, mainly 100K or less. That does not help things especially when coupling plate to grid 1 of most valves; Under 200Meg is significant there.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 9:37:52 AM on 29 July 2018.
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Capacitors at 600 if they are radial electros are basically crap - the only good ones suited for vintage radio are the axial ones.

I have 1000's more caps coming to me in the next 2 weeks , we have sent out 7,600 caps in the last 4 weeks, to various establishments.

S


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Steve.

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 1:16:28 PM on 29 July 2018.
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Now now guys.... Place nice with each other.


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Valve radios, They just don't make them like they used to

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 3:29:58 PM on 29 July 2018.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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I have sent some more photos to Brad showing how these can be used for restuffing old cans . these will be up soon. The yellow cap is only 10 mill across the top and is shown against a 11mill drill bit. the brown 22UF is 15 Mill. On advice from a long time tech Ray Pfister it will be easy to hide these inside a existing Can Cap. The caps are fine quality and very easy to work with.

Flakes dont worry it gives me free advertising.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 4:12:59 PM on 29 July 2018.
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Guys, I know it's been said elsewhere here but it needs to come from me, I think - play nicely or the sandpit will be closed.

I am on holidays at the moment and do not want that disrupted as I rarely get them, so I will not repeat myself but will just delete offending comments and even lock down the site until I return, if this becomes needed.

I've also received several unsolicited phone calls and text messages from a small number of people. I don't know who has been giving out my phone number but I disapprove strongly and will be changing it soon.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 4:49:32 PM on 29 July 2018.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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Hi guys seeing as Brad is on Holidays you can either email me for photos of what I have. You can also look me up in The Real Bakelite and Antique Radio Page on Facebook . Thats my page that now has over 1100 members and going strong.

I do have a very large order of Caps coming very soon and these are very different to what has been on offer in Australia before. Not only are they of the highest Quality but No one has ever supplied these for the restorer that wants originality. I am also getting a supply of 10Uf, 16UF and 24UF axial 600 volt electrolytics and selling them at the grand price of $2.00 each. I will also be getting 33UF, 47UF ( and 100UF if needed ) a litttle later. These will be available from me for ever and a day . The larger values will be a little dearer but will still be very good value.

Please email me and I will send you photos if you wish and also my facebook contact details.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 5:56:53 PM on 29 July 2018.
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 Location: Perth, WA
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Hmm, what delightfully uninformed and ignorant comments regarding axial vs radial electrolytics.
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There are absolutely NO technical reasons to assume that radial electrolytic caps are somehow inferior to axials.
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In fact, where the cap is located will largely determine which one you chose. Sometimes, it will be difficult to wire in an axial when its leads are terminated in close proximity to each other, so I will wire in a radial, or vice versa, whatever the job calls for.
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Actually, there is one place where radials are a better choice of fit and that is when restuffing old chassis mounted electros, because they can be wired directly to the lugs on the existing seal at the bottom of the cap and slipped back inside the can, without extending one lead.
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So buy your radial and axial caps on a needs basis and don't listen to non technical scaremongering.
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Carl is selling these and other types of capacitors (polyester, etc) at the cheapest prices I've seen here in Australia and I've been an electronics technician for approximately 45 years.
That being said, I have no business or commercial affiliation with Carl Tallar, other than the fact that I have bought some capacitors from him.


 
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